Tauri (any/all), also known as Tlacuache or Cuache during summer camp, grew up in East LA where the taco trucks are abundant and colorful murals live on every building wall. She grew up in the San Bernardino desert also known as the Inland Empire, where the Badlands guide the sun leading to Joshua Tree National Park—a park she calls her second home. Tauri began her adventures at Hidden Villa as the Arts and Crafts Specialist and Day Camp Unit Leader. Tauri is drawn to Hidden Villa because of her expansive love for nature, animals, and kids. She is a poet and poetry editor for a literary journal called Acid Verse. Their favorite activity is transforming into the Grand Wizard of Hidden Villa during summer camp! They love learning about the mythical and spiritual properties of plants and fungi. Tauri’s favorite mission-related book is “Book of Haikus” by Jack Kerouac and “Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast” by Christian Schwarz and Noah Siegel.